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Thursday, 21 June 2007
Page: 70

Senator ABETZ (Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation) (1:45 PM) —We are expecting the growers to come up with their own company—

Senator O’Brien —Why won’t you answer the question?

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Forshaw)—Order!

Senator ABETZ —and while—

Senator O’Brien interjecting—

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN —Order, Senator O’Brien!

Senator ABETZ —In my very next breath I was going to say: chances are Senator O’Brien is technically correct, which is why the veto cannot return. As I said, we do not expect that to happen and the Prime Minister has said that further legislation would be undertaken if that were deemed to be the case.